On Sunday, November 23rd, five of our mothers from the Good Counsel home in the Bronx volunteered at the Annual Thanksgiving Feast at Mount of Blessings Church. Our moms spent time helping the church members set up for the event. They served dinner to the people in the community and stayed to help with the clean up afterwards.
Helping others is a powerful experience, especially for some of our moms who so often feel as though they have little or nothing to offer. Encouraging them to help someone else as they have been helped strengthens their confidence and gives them real-world experience to try out some of the new skills they have learned while staying with us.
One of our moms remarked that she had found great joy in the day’s experience and would like to volunteer again soon.
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